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    Can someone tell me how to find cerebral infart due to stenosis of vertebrsal artery and what the code would be...Thanks

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    Smile 433 Occlusion and stenosis of precerebral arteries

    Codes starting 433 are the codes used for Vertebral, Carotid, and Basilar arteries. If it is just stenosis, use 433.20, but , with infarction use 433.21. Use 433.21 for vertebral artery infarction.
    0 is without mention of cerebral infarction.
    1 with cerebral infarction. See "Ingenix"
    433.10 for Carotid, 433.00, Basilar for "without mention of cerebral infaction.

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    Thanks, I found it after going to occlusion first...........

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